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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
A roasty scotch ale with a hint of smoke. Full-bodied, but not overpowering. Smokey, but not in a creepy bar kind of way. Sweet, but not obnoxiously so. Sound like your ideal mother-in-law? Fair enough, but it also is a pretty dead-on description of our Scotch Ale. In a difficult hop-growing climate, Scottish brewers relied on other ingredients to impart flavor and bitterness – one such ingredient was smoked malt. Drafty Kilt is a dark, malty bombshell of a beer.

Brewed at Thomas Creek before the brewery opened.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (520) - - JUN 22, 2014
Dark brown/red with a thin filmy khaki colored head. Aroma is mainly smoke, caramel malts, roasted barley and dry hops. Likewise for the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1314) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a dark ruby-brown with a dirty taupe-khaki colored head. Smoky asparagus, ripe fruit, and some caramel on the nose. Full-bodied, gets a bit crisp, and somewhat drying at the finish. Complexity is this scotch ale’s key distinction. Ripe fruit sweetness seems to prevail. Oddly enough, the smokiness doesn’t emerge until late. Vegetable bitterness at the finish. A note or two of chocolate underneath it all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (1090) - , Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
bottle from springslicker. had high hopes for this one as the style is becoming a favorite. I can see why many would enjoy but it just didn’t quite all pull together for my tastes.. copper brown pout Aroma is not much - some alcohol, wood, caramel. Taste has much stuff but again it doesn’t all pull together I get smoke, peat, alcohol, malt. too cloying sweet with a funky alcohol after taste. Rahr Iron thistle please

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2732) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Roasty, grainy, husky aromas. Peat, malty caramel flavors. Meh, alright.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Ridiculousness in a glass. So good. Only thing I could possibly say is I would love to chew on this brew but I can only drink it. Seek this out!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (677) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
On tap, LV Bar and Grill in Midland, GA. Pours a dark, semi translucent brown. Aroma is not very pronounced, hints of roasted malts. Taste is much better, roasted caramel malts, hints of scotch by way of a peat / smoke presence. Really good. Palate is medium body, medium carbonation. Overall, the taste outperforms my expectations based off the aroma. I’ve had 3 variations of this beer, and they have all been enjoyable. Probably Monday Nights best beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesthebrit (367) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Poured into a thistle glass to keep it legit. Smokey. Malty on the aroma. A little light. Looks a little thin but redish brown. Nice. Taste is smooth. Malty. Smokey. Peaty maybe. Really solid. Palate is medium smooth. No harsh notes. A really solid beer is most ways. Great flavor notes and very smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2826) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle from Five Points Bottle (Westside). Thick malty nose, the roast is good and sweetness comes through. Dark reddish brown color, solid light tan head, good lace. Decent roast malt initial / cookies and a little smoke in mid palate / finishes with some balance but mostly the malt. Medium body. Good. A bit one dimensional. Tasty but doesn’t really have the character of a real Scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3031) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pours a clear copper brown from the bottle with minimal tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is boozy wood and a hint of smoke. Taste follows, good balance with the sweetness coming on the back end. Nice for the style but nothing mind blowing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle shared at the Foothills Sexual Chocolate pre-release party. Pours a nice looking dark chocolate. Nice peatiness with a light caramel malt body. Classic representation of the scotch ale.

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